AN attraction which already features one of the largest treehouses in the world will today add to its interest with the opening of a bamboo maze.

Last month, the Duchess of Northumberland opened a £3.3m treehouse, which is turreted and stands up to 60ft off the ground, at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.

The fun house, which can hold up to 300 people at a time, has 4,000sq ft of suspended wooden walkways.

Now, in a beautiful place in a windy part of The Garden, the bamboo Labyrinth is the latest garden to open at a transformational cultural project.

Created using more than 500 bamboo plants, the Labyrinth is a one-way maze where visitors will be surrounded by the sounds of rustling and swaying bamboo.

The event will be marked with a visit by children from local Brownie and Cub packs, which will be celebrating Thinking Day. They will hear stories from Taffy the storyteller as they venture through the Labyrinth.

The feature is one of a number of garden areas in the overall garden plan and an integral part of the vision of the Alnwick Garden designed by Wirtz International for The Alnwick Garden Trust - the registered charity that manages The Garden.

The Labyrinth has been designed by Adrian Fisher and Angus Mewse, of Adrian Fisher Mazes Limited, a company internationally recognised as the world's leading firm of maze designers.